Let’s face it. A fatty liver diet takes a lot of taste out of your daily routine. Unfortunately, in our minds what makes food tasty is often not healthy. This is partly due to the way fried and fast food is marketed and partly due to our own brain chemistry. Naturally, people think that a fatty liver meal has to be some tasteless, bland, and unsavory fare that just about keeps us alive. In fact, lack of flavor is one of the biggest reason people find it hard to keep up with a good diet for fatty liver. I am here to tell you today that fatty liver meals can be made scrumptiously delicious without compromising on healthiness.
Hence, I share with you tried and tasted (pun intended!) tricks and tips I have gathered over the past 3 years. These tips are sure to pack a lot of tasteful punch into your recipes. Read this short article and transform your diet with tasty fatty liver recipes.
Fatty liver diet doesnt have to be bland. Let’s see how we can make the taste pop for your recipes and how we can keep our meals exciting!
Making Your Fatty Liver Recipes More Savory
Almost all natural herbs and spices are amazing for Fatty Liver and pack a flavorful punch. They can be universally added to any recipe to add additional flavor. Mint, Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano, Basil, etc can be added to soups, salads, roasts, grills, chutneys, and many other recipes.
Spices such as turmeric powder, asafoetida, coriander powder, fenugreek powder, cumin powder, etc. are staples in a lot of South Asian recipes. These are natural and also have a lot of flavor and good properties that help with the healing of the liver. Which spice to use in which recipe is a little bit of a balancing act, however, if you get it right, these spices make recipes more enjoyable.
Add Herbs & Spices to make your Fatty Liver meals more flavorful and tasty!
Make It Hot – Spicing Up Your Tasty Fatty Liver Recipes!
If you are like me, you like it hot! Actually, spicing it up with natural seasonings (within reason) is all good. Here is a list of items that you can use to add a little bit of hotness to your recipe
- Green chilies / Ghost peppers / Jalapenos etc.
- Red chilies, Red chili flakes, Red chili powder
- Black peppercorns, Black pepper powder
- White pepper powder
- Capsicum / Ball pepper
Quick Tip: I like to mix a medium tomato, mint leaves, two cloves of garlic, 2 green chillies, white pepper powder (1/4 tea spoon, optional) and black salt to make a chutney paste that I love to add on top of salads, grilled chicken breasts, marinade etc.
Managing the Saltiness
Let’s face it, saltiness is a big part of taste even though large amounts of table salts are not recommended. The two main problems associated with table salt are – processing and sodium content. Within limits, iodized table salt is actually good for you. However, if you are looking for replacing table salt, the below substitutes will help with this:
(Affiliate Links). Please note, the above salts may not offer enough iodine, an essential ingredient.
Satisfying Those Sweet Cravings
You do not have to completely give up on sweetness just because you have Fatty Liver. Also, you need to be careful about which sugar substitutes to use to avoid trading one problem for another. In general, sugar free (splenda, sucralose) is not a recommended sugar substitute, neither are honey (is honey good for Fatty Liver), brown sugar, jaggery etc. Here are some fatty-liver friendly substitutes:
- Monk Sugar
*Please note: Some recent studies have cast doubt on these substitutes’ impact on body and fatty liver disease, so please consume in moderation.
Fatty Liver Diet doesnt have to be bland and tasteless. Through addition of these naturally existing condiments and herbs you can make your Fatty Liver Recipes Tasty. Do not give up on your diet because you can’t keep up with the tastlessness. You can do it! I can help. If you have any questions, please leave in the comments.
Have other tasty ideas? Please share with me.